Building & Safety

inspector at construction site holding clipboardThe Building and Safety Team is responsible for the administration of various codes covering the standards for construction, alterations, additions, and relocation of structures, including the appropriate building, mechanical, plumbing, and electrical regulations to ensure the public's safety. Associated activities include the review of non-residential and residential building plans for compliance with applicable codes including energy conservation and handicap accessibility, issuance of building and related permits, investigation of building and zoning code violations, accepting fees for applications, providing information for land use and zoning inquiries, and the maintenance of records.



Request Inspection or View Daily Inspection Schedule

Inspections must be called in by 2:30 pm the business day prior to requested inspection day.

2024 Notice of Mandatory Electronic Submittal(PDF, 108KB)

Apply for Permits & Submit Plans

Building Permit Requirements (AB 2234)

California Assembly Bill 2234 requires jurisdictions to provide information regarding permit requirements for housing. Click here for more information.



Building Inspection

Phone: (559) 600-4560

24 hour inspection request phone: (559) 600-4131


Plan Check Information

Phone: (559) 600-4570


Code Enforcement

Phone: (559) 600-4550

Zoning & Permits

Phone: (559) 600-4540

Fax: (559) 455-4700



Business Hours and Location

The Development Services and Planning offices are Closed every Friday 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Office hours (available by phone)
Monday - Thursday  8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday - 8:00 am - 12:30 pm

Lobby Counter Hours
Monday - Thursday  9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday - 8:30 am - 12:30 pm

Development Services and Planning offices are located in Annex "A" and "B" just above and below street level of the Fresno County Plaza, 2220 Tulare Street (South/West corner of Tulare and "M" streets) in Fresno, CA

Public Facilities Impact Fees

Agency Documents & Forms from Auditor Controller Treasurer Tax Collector's

Fire Protection Jurisdictions

Projects may require approval from the fire protection district having jurisdiction on a property. Fire district contacts are listed below. 

Fresno Fire Department

911 H St.

Fresno, CA 93721

Phone: (559) 621-4181

Fresno County Fire Protection and Planning Department 

1700 Jensen Avenue, Suite 103

Sanger, CA 93657

Phone: (559) 319-0400


Visit the link below for instructions on submitting to Fresno County Fire:

North Central Fire Protection District

15850 W Kearney Blvd

Kerman, CA 93630

Phone: (559) 878-4550

Visit the below link for instructions on submitting to North Central:

Orange Cove Fire Protection District

550 Center St

Orange Cove, CA 93646

Phone: (559) 626-7758

Visit the link below for instructions on submitting to Orange Cove:

Non-County/Related Links

National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) - Fire Code

Cal/EPA - California Environmental Protection Agency

CDTFA - California Department of Tax and Fee Administration - information on state programs and registration for permits, licenses, and how to file and report correctly.

CalGold Business Permits - On-line catalog featuring information on permits and other requirements of CA agencies at all levels of government from cities to State departments.

CA Contractors State License Board - Verify Contractor's License


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